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2019 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee Interviews: Adiel Akplogan

One of the key chal­lenges is the lan­guage bar­ri­er. In Africa there are three major lan­guages spo­ken, or used in pro­fes­sion­al envi­ron­ments: French, English, some Portuguese. And try­ing to bring the com­mu­ni­ty from all those dif­fer­ent lan­guage back­grounds to focus on a project like AFRINIC was hard.

Adiel Akplogan’s Internet Hall of Fame 2019 Induction Speech

Nominated for effort and con­tri­bu­tion to sev­er­al ini­tia­tives that brought and drew the Internet in West Africa in the 90s, and also for lead­ing and nur­tur­ing the con­sen­sus approach that has helped cre­ate AFRINIC, the Internet num­ber reg­istry in Africa in 2004, I have wit­nessed over those twenty-five years how tech­nol­o­gy can change and improve peo­ple’s lives on a dai­ly basis.